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dodo

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noun do·do \ˈdō-(ˌ)dō\

Simple Definition of dodo

  • : a type of bird that lived in the past and that was large, heavy, and unable to fly

  • : a stupid or silly person

Full Definition of dodo

plural dodoes or dodos

  1. 1 a :  an extinct heavy flightless bird (Raphus cucullatus syn. Didus ineptus of the family Raphidae) of the island of Mauritius that was larger than a turkey and was related to the pigeon b :  an extinct flightless bird (Raphus solitarius) of the island of Réunion similar to and closely related to the dodo

  2. 2 a :  one hopelessly behind the times b :  a stupid person

Examples of dodo

  1. That dodo can't do anything right.

  2. I feel like a complete dodo.



Illustration of dodo

Origin of dodo

Portuguese doudo, from doudo silly, stupid


First Known Use: 1628




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